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New European Bauhaus: Long Term, Life Cycle and Integrated Thinking in the Industrial Ecosystem

Understand the New European Bauhaus and its connection to the circular economy to champion a more sustainable society.

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  • Duration

    3 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Discover the New European Bauhaus initiative and its goals for industry

The New European Bauhaus is a creative initiative advancing the goals of the European Green Deal. The initiative is helping to build a more sustainable society by championing circularity and life cycle thinking.

On this three-week course from the European Institute for Innovation and Technology, you’ll explore the New European Bauhaus from the perspective of industry. From the initiative’s connections with Industry 5.0 to its implications for sustainable production, you’ll discover a transformative European movement.

Understand the need for circularity in industrial ecosystems

Transitioning to a circular economy could help us limit waste, share resources, and make industries across the board more sustainable.

You’ll delve deeper into the circular economy model, and why circularity is needed to combat the climate crisis.

Examine the role of circular design and life cycle thinking in sustainable manufacturing

Circular design and life cycle thinking both factor circularity into the traditional manufacturing cycle. In Week 3 of the course, you’ll explore the importance of these approaches for sustainability.

You’ll finish the course with a detailed knowledge of the New European Bauhaus initiative, and an understanding of why we should champion the circular economy.

What topics will you cover?

  • Discovering the New European Bauhaus and its circular dimension
  • Circularity in Industrial Ecosystems
  • Design and Life Cycle Thinking

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify the need for sustainable, long-term, life cycle and integrated thinking in the industrial ecosystem and the manufacturing industry.
  • Explain how projects from the New European Bauhaus implement circular economy actions and strategies.
  • Describe what characterises a circular economy design approach.
  • Apply design skills and a creative mindset to address sustainable, long-term, life cycle, and integrated thinking in the industrial ecosystem and the manufacturing industry.
  • Apply design tools to create a discussion that engages with system and stakeholder analysis and particularly includes potential collaborators or co-designers that are needed to be involved.
  • Develop a strategy for implementing a circular dimension in line with New European Bauhaus values and working principles.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone with a broad interest in sustainability, the circular economy, and the European Green Deal.

While no prior knowledge is required for this course, learners should be prepared to read some scientific papers and get into the nitty gritty of sustainability in industry.

Who will you learn with?

Who developed the course?

EIT Community

The EIT Community New European Bauhaus is an alliance of 5 EIT KICs: EIT Food, EIT Digital, EIT-Climate KIC, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility. A joint EIT Community NEB initiative was deployed to combine aesthetics, sustainability, and inclusion to increase citizen engagement and involve communities in the co-design of sustainable public spaces while delivering on the goals of the European Green Deal.


Circe is a technology centre founded in 1993, seeking to provide innovative solutions for a SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.​

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
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  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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